Cemeteries

The Ottawa Branch has recorded and published indexes and transcriptions of approximately 200 cemeteries in Carleton, Lanark, Leeds, Prescott, Renfrew and Russell Counties, as well as West Quebec. More transcriptions are being prepared for publication. In Ontario more than 3,000 cemeteries have been recorded and published, with many of these recordings held in our Branch Library.

Many of the Ottawa Branch publications have been indexed into our own searchable database. This is primarily Carleton County at this time.

An index to United Church Cemetery, Low, Quebec is available here.
A larger paper copy with the photographs of the tombstones is available for $20 from:
Low United Church, 85 Martindale Rd., Low, QC J0X 2C0

Springhill Cemetery, Osgoode Township has been added to the searchable database.

Prescott County Cemeteries etc.
This material was put together through the efforts of Mr Ross G H Cotton with the assistance of several others. It is his desire that the material be made readily available to interested genealogical researchers.

See the McGillvray Cemetery in Lochaber, QC
See the Protestant Cemetery of Thurso, Papineau county, QC

These two cemeteries are indexed in the cemetery database but the only location for detail information is on the links above.

Many are also indexed in the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA), a large computer database and/or the OGS Ontario Cemetery Ancestor Index (OCAI). OCAI is now being replace by the OGS’s The Ontario Name Index (TONI)

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  1. Lou – OGS cemetery reels are available at Library and Archives Canada on Wellington Street. They are offically called Ontario Cemetery Recordings and don’t use the same reel numbers but there is a binder with the label “Ontario Cemeteries” in Genealogy or in the Microfilm room on the 3rd floor that can give you that info.

    Cheers.

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  2. My thanks also to Christopher Doody (and Patrick Evans) for all the hard work compiling the index of the Low United Church Cemetery. As a result I was able to find references in the index to my ancestors (Thomas Wilson, Sarah Wilson, etc.) headstones. My intention now is to follow-up with the church and hopefully fill in many gaps in this portion of my family history.

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  3. I would like to view OGS Cemetery Transcription film
    MS 451 reel 62.
    Is this available in Ottawa
    Lou

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    1. Lou, that is an Archives of Ontario reference number and I do not know of any holdings in Ottawa. The library of the Ottawa Branch OGS does have a large collection of cemetery transcriptions, including some from outside our area. You can confirm what are available by checking the Library catalogue on our website.

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    2. Thank you to Christopher Doody for all his hard work compiling the Low United Church Cemetery records. As a result I was able to find my great grandfather’s sister, Charlotte Orr, married to Mathew Brooks. Thank you.

      Janet

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